More About That Former Mayor Arrested for Child Porn

Kevin HohnAs reported Feb. 19 by the Tampa Free Press, 65-year-old Kevin Hohn was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. The criminal complaint, obtained by TFP, detailed the nature of over 100 photos and several videos of children found on Hohn’s computer. According to the February 19, 2021 press release, issued by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida announced that Hohn was “a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Former Mayor of Brooksville.” Hohn also ran a failed campaign to win a seat on the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners in 2020. But there’s more about that former mayor arrested for child porn.

 

In a, ironic twist, Hohn once worked for Watch Systems, LLC, a company that developed and markets software used by law enforcement to track sexual offenders.

 

According to his Linkedin profile, Hohn was involved in “nationwide business development” for Watch Systems, LLC from Aug. 2018 to Nov. 2019. As described by Hohn, the company developed and markets software to law enforcement, which it uses to “ensure sex offender compliance, increase efficiency and reduce IT costs, while helping to protect the public.”

 

As described by its own Linkedin page, “Watch Systems is a leading technology partner and consultant to law enforcement nationwide.”

 

“We are the industry innovator in sex offender registration, management and community notification.”

 

Hohn’s “Activity” shows he “liked” multiple posts for Watch Systems, LLC, particularly related to Mike Cormaci.

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“As President and co-founder of Watch Systems,” reads Cormaci’s profile description on the Offender Watch website, ”Mike Cormaci is responsible for the overall business strategy, sales objectives, and leadership of the executive team.”

 

In response to an email, Cormaci confirmed that Hohn did work for his company. However, Cormaci contested the length of time Hohn claimed he was employed at Watch Systems, LLC — Aug 2018 – Nov 2019 — on his profile.

 

“He was actually employed Aug. 13, 2018 and resigned July 12, 2019.”

 

That’s five months less than Hohn claims in his profile.

 

Since leaving a near 22-year career as a Special Agent for the United States Treasury in 2005, Hohn’s experience resume reflects a struggle to hold multiple jobs in the private sector for more than a year.

 

TransUnion Director, U.S. Corporate Affairs and Communications, Shaudra Turner Jones, confirmed to Conservative Firing Line that Hohn did work for their company “from January 2015 through March 2016,”as Hohn states on his Linkedin profile. However, she declined to say why he left after such a short time.

 

“Due to privacy considerations,” Turner Jones stated by email, “we are unable to share details about a former associate’s departure.”

 

ChoicePoint Government Services, where Hohn claims to have worked  as a regional account executive from Aug. 2007 to Sept. 2008, is no longer in business. Two other companies where Hohn worked for about a year (MedActive Oral Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Thomson Reuters), did not respond to requests for confirmation of Hohn’s employment.

 

“Kevin reported to me while employed,” Cormaci said. “I knew Kevin while he was employed by another public safety firm.”

 

Cormaci added that he knew Hohn for a couple of years through business conferences and played golf with him a couple of times in conference tournaments.  That, and the 11 months of employment with his company, was “the extent” of his relationship with Hohn. “I guess that falls under professional relationship,” Cormaci said.

 

“I hired him as a sales consultant to local law enforcement,” Cormaci added, but he noted that Hohn “had trouble with the travel and resigned when it became too difficult.”

 

While Cormaci said he “never had any complaints from employees about him other than ability to travel,” he admitted he “was happy he chose to resign as his performance was not up to others.”

 

Cormaci insists that, while their software programs assist law enforcement in the tracking of sexual predators, employees of Watch Systems LLC have no access to or knowledge of the sources where sexual offenders would obtain child pornography.

 

If convicted, Hohn faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release.